|The Search for Masaccio, His Trinity and the Hidden Message within - Patrick Bruskiewich|
Masaccio, originally named Tommaso Cassai, was born in San Giovanni Valdarno, near Florence, on December 21, 1401. He owes his Christian name to St. Thomas on whose saint's day he was baptized. His family name, Cassai, comes from the trade of his father's family who were carpenters - cabinet makers, i.e. those who build chests ("casse" hence "cassai"). The fresco Holy Trinity, on the wall of the Church Santa Maria Novella, Florence was painted in about 1425...
Keywords: Masaccio; Trinity; Hidden Message; Mystery; perspective